Tuesday, 16 February 2016

ReCover: a concealer for redness & rosacea?

If like me you suffer from redness or rosacea, you'll appreciate how tricky it is to find a concealer that covers without looking thick, cakey - or even worse - accentuating the very feature you're trying to conceal. I try so many concealers that I now have very low expectations - so many disappoint. ReCover Correct and Conceal Red was developed by makeup artist, Annabel Jardella, specifically to cancel out red tones. I don't see any reason why you couldn't use this if you don't suffer from redness, though it is quite yellow based, part of the reason it works so well.  

The consistency is a light creamy liquid, which somehow looks quite opaque once applied. I was really quite surprised at how well it covered at first use. The finish looks imperceptible on my skin and definitely does kill the redness, most often around my nose and chin (especially in cold weather) or on occasional rosaceous flare ups on cheeks. It does not highlight dry patches or sit in lines and although is fine textured enough for under the eye area, the colour works best on the rest of my face (I'm still loving Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum corrector and concealer for under eyes).

ReCover Light 01, heavy swatch 
ReCover Light 01, blended swatch
I'd like to see a lighter shade than Light, the current lightest of five shades, and believe that there is one on its way. Light is perfect for me, but I know that some of you are paler than I am. The fine, skin-like finish of this product means that I do need to set it with powder to increase lasting power, so would consider a heavier option if you're concealing full on blemishes. On redness, it does deliver and I'm impressed.

I think I'll do a blog post on the best concealers for different areas and specific blemishes if you'd be interested in that? Do leave me a comment below and let me know, or tell me about any specific issues or products you'd like me to include.

ReCover Correct & Conceal Red is available here

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